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Romney family invests in faulty voting machines that will be used in Ohio

Voting Machines

Will you cast your vote this fall on a faulty electronic machine that's partly owned by the Romney Family? Will that machine decide whether Romney will then inherit the White House? Through a closely held equity fund called Solamere, Mitt Romney and his wife, son and brother are major investors in an investment firm called H.I.G. Capital. H.I.G. in turn holds a majority share and three out of five board members in Hart Intercivic, a company that owns the notoriously faulty electronic voting machines that will count the ballots in swing state Ohio November 7. Hart machines will also be used elsewhere in the United States.


Unemployment rates fall in 7 US swing states

Unemployment rates fell or held steady last month in nine key swing states at the center of this year's presidential election. Rates dropped in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina. They were unchanged in New Hampshire and Virginia.


Romney moves staff from N.C. to other battlegrounds

Mitt Romney is showing confidence about his standing in North Carolina and shifting campaign staff to other battleground states. "With the increasingly widening polls in North Carolina, we will continue to allocate resources, including key senior staff, to other states," Romney spokesman Michael Levoff told The News & Observer in Raleigh.


Bill Clinton talks, Bruce Springsteen rocks at Parma rally for President Barack Obama

Rock stars of politics and music, respectively, former President Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen joined forces here Thursday afternoon for President Barack Obama. Each stuck to his specialty.


Races tight, Pennsylvania reclaims "swing state" status: poll

The U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania has become "too close to call" three weeks before the election, while President Barack Obama's lead in the state has slipped from 12 to 4 percentage points after a disappointing debate performance, a Quinnipiac poll said on Tuesday.


Polls: Obama, Romney in tight race

Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama

Another poll, another close result between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Obama leads by a single point -- 49%-48% -- in the latest Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll released Monday morning, well within the margin of error. On the other hand, Romney leads 50%-48% in the poll's 10 top "battleground states:" Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.


Obama, Romney nearly tied in Electoral College

Mitt Romney & Barack Obama

The race between President Obama and Mitt
Romney is closer than ever, including the
measure that will decide it: The Electoral
College. Obama leads in states with 201 electoral
votes, according to state polling averages
compiled by the RealClearPolitics website. Romney leads in states with 191 electoral


Iowans exhausted by campaign overload

Meet Matt Reisetter, a weary and somewhat teed-off Iowa voter. A stay-at-home dad in his mid-30s, he has long since unplugged his two land lines to stop the nonstop calls from campaigns reminding him to vote. But that hasn’t blocked the three to four daily pieces of political mail.


Obama up in Ohio; tied in Fla., Va.

President Obama retains a lead in Ohio, but his race with Republican Mitt Romney has tightened in the key states of Florida and Virginia, says a new poll. Obama leads Romney 51%-43% in Ohio, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College Poll. The two candidate are locked in a statistical tie in Florida, where Obama leads 47%-46%, and in Virginia, where the president is ahead 48%-46%.


Prosperity in swing states may be key in presidential race

Are you better off now than four years ago? If you live in one of the key swing states, chances are the answer is "yes." And that could prove to be a difference maker in the competitive race for the White House.


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